PREMIERSHIP striker Jon Walters visited Wirral children's hospice Claire House to meet youngsters and donate enough to 'pay for a day.'

Stoke City player Jon and his wife, Jo, took part in the charity's Pay for a Day appeal, donating £6,500 to cover the cost of care in the hospice for 24 hours.

The Moreton-born star spent time chatting with the children and meeting the care team during their visit.

Dad-of-three Jon said: "Our family still lives in Wirral, so it made sense for Jo and I to not only support a local charity, but one that helps children and young people.

"As parents, we're fortunate to have three healthy children and this is our way of giving back to families who have to deal with all sorts of difficulties we could not imagine."

The Pay for a Day appeal has so far attracted some high profile individuals and businesses, including luxury jewellers Boodles, hoteliers Sanguine Hospitality, Liverpool-based Corporate Advertising and Claire House Patron and celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.

Claire House must raise £6,500 a day to care for children and young people with complex medical conditions and with limited Government funding, relies on donations to meet its costs.

Clair Bedford, relationships manager at Claire House,said: "Our Pay for a Day appeal has really captured the imaginations of our donors.

"Some have chosen to donate £6,500 as a lump sum while others are choosing to fundraise over time, alone or with friends or colleagues. Naming your day at Claire House is a wonderful way to give and is helping to fund the care of our children and young people during these tough economic times.

"However, with 365 days in the year, we still have plenty of days left to fund."

If you are interested in choosing to Pay for a Day at Claire House Children’s Hospice, please call 0151 343 0883 for more information.